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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Status:Keine Untersuchung der Flugunfall-Untersuchungskommission
Datum:Mittwoch 20 August 2014
Zeit:ca 17:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Kennzeichen: N4698B
Werknummer: 208B0175
Baujahr: 1989
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Raleigh/Durham International Airport, NC (RDU) (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
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A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan sustained substantial damage when it was flown over during a storm at Raleigh/Durham International Airport, NC (RDU).
The aircraft was parked on the UPS ramp when a thunderstorm hit the airport at 17:22 hours local time. The temperature dropped from 32°C to 23°C in 27 minutes time and the wind speed increased from 5 knots to 22 knots at 17:54 hours. Wind gusts of 43 knots were recorded. The airplane was blown onto its back, causing substantial damage to the tail and rear fuselage. A propeller blade was bent, the right hand wing tip folded and the wind screen was shattered.



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